PAINT IT UP :: A LITTLE MAKEOVER

Good Monday Morning, friends!! I love when I get to kick the week off with a colorful, inspiring posts, and today is a serious dose of both.

I mentioned last week that I had been working on a painting project with Sherwin-Williams as a part of National Painting Week, and today I get to finally share my little makeover with you!! I’m so happy with the way it turned out, the color I chose, and how fresh this little console now feels in my living room…

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If you’ve never attempted a makeover like this, let me tell ya – it’s super simple, and makes such a big impact. The key is to choose a piece that’s going to be easy to paint (straight lines, not too many parts or details, etc) and knowing which type of paint is going to work best for your project.

Next, all you need to do is sand it down to create a raw surface, prime it, and start layering on the paint – the hardest part is using even strokes and avoiding drips! This project took about three coats to get a nice deep color. I knocked out most of the project in one day, letting it dry overnight before putting the final coat on the next morning.

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The shade of green I chose is Sherwin-Williams ‘Starboard‘. On their recommendation, I went with their pro-classic paint in a semi-gloss and I think it’s perfect for this piece. The final color turned just a bit brighter than I had expected, but I kind of adore it.

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This piece has served as a mini-desk, a vanity, an entryway piece, and now – a happy little bar! It’s completely refreshed this corner of my living room, and cheers up the space so much. I was a bit worried about adding such strong color, but I have zero regrets – it’s so fun! And, I love that I was able to breathe new life into a piece of furniture that I’ve had for so many years.

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Now for the best part – throughout this week we’ve got some of my most favorite bloggers all sharing their own DIY’s as a part of National Painting Week, and I for one can’t wait to see what they all do.

Today, Jenny over at Little Green Notebook will also be posting her paint project (surprise, surprise, we both chose green as our color!), and tomorrow you can look forward to some jolts of yellow from Erin at House of Earnest, and Justin and Cassity at Remodelaholic! I hope you’ll follow all the bloggers throughout the week for some major inspiration!

*this post sponsored by sherwin-williams. all photos, thoughts and opinions my own!

35 responses on “PAINT IT UP :: A LITTLE MAKEOVER

  1. Kristin M.

    Ok…that is simply fabulous! I am so inspired to transform my console table (a boring brown … I’m so over brown!) into our bar “cart” as well actually. Love, Love, Love. Great work!

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  2. Dani

    Well, this post makes it look so easy…

    I have always wanted to re-do a piece of furniture with an update to color but have yet to be brave enough. Perhaps it is time to jump in and try.

    Dani // andbubblegum.com

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  3. Rebecca Beaumont

    I love your new little bar!
    I’m so into green at the moment! By you painting it has turned a plain, simple, run-of-the-mill, brown piece of furniture into something that looks unique, fun and very much a designer statement piece of furniture!
    Love it!

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Cassandra LaValle is the founder and editor-in-chief of coco+kelley where she explores trends in fashion, decor and entertaining, highlighting pieces that exude classic design and glamour. As a designer, she consults clients across the globe on styling their homes and private events from her offices in Seattle.